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Masturbation Acne 2018!

Hello everyone!

This is a thread for masturbation acne.
You can use this forum to post your no fap streak count to help motivate you  post your thoughts on this matter

So i have had a painful history with acne. i started getting it when i was 14. started masturbating at 13ish. have been basically an addict. Like most people I can't keep a streak of no fap for longer than a couple of weeks. usually if i try i end up failing and relapsing and i've just been stuck in this same stupid cycle. and i was feeling pretty depressed about how much life has gone down ever since masturbating. I used to be so much more confident, didn't mind making jokes, could look people in the face but acne has destroyed everything. You can't ignore acne when it's itchy red and everywhere on ur face and hurts when u touch. it's just not normal! i know why it happens.
I know for some people masturbation does not affect acne but for me and many people, it does. i know it has an effect. the doctors always say it's just a myth and when i used to google it, most of the results i got said masturbation and acne are not related at all. so that would convince me it was ok to keep the habit.  But recently more and more threads from 2016-2017 have started to acknowledge the correlation. people are noticing.. For me i know cause i have tried tons of products and none worked. i went to a derm and doxy worked after a few months but once i came off it acne came back. be careful guys when you come off an early pill. everything might seem ok with your skin but your acne can come back. the only reason why i get acne  is bcuz mb. i have tried everything else 

Now for the people who think this idea is ridiculous, masturbation and acne don't affect EVERYONE ok. I look around at my school and hardly anyone has acne and i know most people masturbate. So my point is some people have this condition. masturbation doesn't necessarily cause it but if you have acne it's gonna worsen it for sure. 
They say your acne goes away after teens. i'm afraid that if i keep masturbating i'm gonna keep getting acne even into my 20s. 
The reason masturbation triggers acne is because when you masturbate or even look at porn, you release a ton of hormones, mainly testosterone and DHT. We know that hormones especially in teens are present in high amounts and cause acne. this imbalance will cause your hormone levels to go out of whack. your testosterone levels skyrocket. If you masturbate everyday, and wondering why you are getting acne well that's why. What other reason would you just randomly get acne.  imean everyone gets acne at some point tru, but  if u have bad or cystic acne and you have tried everything, all the creams like i did and medicine and are still frustrated and don't know what to do please try this.
 plus why should you have to deal with this disease. do you really want to have temporary satisfaction and be an addict  waste time looking at a screen. if you think masturbation acne  is real for you, then you MUST CHOOSE btwn good face or good orgasm. Today i choose good face and confidence. don't subject yourself to this emotional pain just for some pleasure. How do you not masturbate? Don't look at any porn or images that will turn u on! the moment you do you will get horny  relapse again. trust me u be to take your mind completely off it. remember ask yourself: good face and be able to talk to girls orrr bad face and good orgasm?? find something productive to do. always try to be busy with sports and school. if u in private and horny then go to public space. 
i'm day 4. in gonna prove to myself i'm strong. i'm gonna stop masturbating if i can. i'm gonna think about my face and the devastation of acne. i will defeat this problem and you can too!! Gluck guys and girls!!!:)
  
If you feel that masturbation acne is real then leave a comment. what do you guys think
still don't believe me? just google no fap acne reddit and  check out these
links for masturbation acne threads
 

https://himalaius.com/masturbation-cause-acne/

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/does-masturbation-cause-acne-in-males/amp/

 

http://acneclinicalstudy.net/masturbation-and-acne-what-is-the-relation/#comment-131

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/3f8tsn/14_days_no_fap_the_science_behind_stopping_acne/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=comment_list

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So you tell me Sex causes acne for some people too?
Does it count as a NoFap if you don't jack off for months but still have sex?

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Acne can be triggered by high levels of estrogen in the body. This occurs when testosterone levels are lower than normal. Testosterone can drop significantly straight after sex, causing a spike in estrogen levels.

Should you avoid sex? I wouldn't say so. Try taking a supplement that helps your body to naturally produce more testosterone. Maca works pretty well.

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I don't masturbate, because i have a girlfriend and yes, my face always get worse after having sex. When i do it, it's a fact, a new zit at the other day.

When i was on Accutane when having sex, my face seemed to look even better and briliant, no worries about it, but  now pff...  sex can TRIGGER acne for sure.

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11 hours ago, Fraz_2010 said:

Acne can be triggered by high levels of estrogen in the body. This occurs when testosterone levels are lower than normal. Testosterone can drop significantly straight after sex, causing a spike in estrogen levels.

Should you avoid sex? I wouldn't say so. Try taking a supplement that helps your body to naturally produce more testosterone. Maca works pretty well.

If you read some of the links, it actually the opposite. testosterone levels increase after not decrease afterwards

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7 minutes ago, ninjection said:
11 hours ago, Fraz_2010 said:

Acne can be triggered by high levels of estrogen in the body. This occurs when testosterone levels are lower than normal. Testosterone can drop significantly straight after sex, causing a spike in estrogen levels.

Should you avoid sex? I wouldn't say so. Try taking a supplement that helps your body to naturally produce more testosterone. Maca works pretty well.

If you read some of the links, it actually the opposite. testosterone levels increase after not decrease afterwards

I'm not sure what links you are referring to, but testosterone levels decrease after intercourse. If they didn't, your sex drive would increase after sex, rather than decrease.

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I appreciate that it can cause a fluctuation in hormones and that it could lead to pimples or a breakout. However, from my own personal experience, if I go for a week or more without doing it, during that time I'm usually really horny -  like waking up with a stonking boner every morning, sometimes it's all I think about during the day and even having wet dreams (!). I don't think living like that is any better than knocking one out each day.

But it depends on how extreme you are - if you are going at it 5 times a day then of course it's going to have some impact on your skin. I wouldn't say it would be that much of an issue if it's once every few days, which I would say is common for most guys (?)

Look, I'm a 35 year old guy and I still get breakouts and trust me, I've tried this many moons ago as a solution and it really doesn't make much difference. Whilst I do agree that I probably do see a new pimple pop up if I've been very horny and decided to ''enjoy myself'', I personally haven't noticed any major improvement in my skin by abstaining for weeks on end either.

And are you really going to go through life fearing having sex?

Live you life man, come on. Look at what you are eating, get a clean diet, use less harsh skin products and opt for more natural solutions.

This is never going to be a cure for you or anyone.

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hey mrfringe

how long did you try abstaining? This isn't for everyone but it does affect some people like me. and i know what you mean. in the past it is extremely hard for me too after about a week. What you want to do is take your mind completely off it. don't look at any porn. you've got to just shut it out. don't put your hand on your dick. the best thing to do is not put yourself in any position where you might slip. so don't search for anything that might get you thinking about sex. if you haven't tried no fap for at least 3 weeks and seen results with acne then you may be blinding yourself to the problem. i'm guessing you have tried many times but not long enough and in that time your acne didn't clear so you gave up. but unless you do no fap for a month solid and then come back and tell the results then you can't be sure. 
Also some of the links in the origins post show that even masturbating a couple of times a week could still cause your acne. 

and of course i don't wanna live my life fearing sex but for now masturbation which is giving me acne is preventing me from living my life. its hard to talk to people look em in the eye. i don't wanna go out bc of my face that's why i'm really gonna try this.. so i can live my life! hope you understand

thanks for the responses guys
btw i'm on day 6

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hello i have reached day 7!! an achievement i have not accomplished in a while xD
not stopping any time soon. apparently day 7 and day 8 is when you get a hormonal surge whr you break out. and then after it should start getting better

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Ok i got invited to this event that would be super fun. me and my team would be staying at someone else's house for the weekend for a tournament.. everyone wants me to go:( but i declined because of my stupid acne. i would totally go but i don't want to be in the pictures and having to talk to them so close. i'm sad. this is why i'm doing this journey guys so i don't have to worry about acne and worry about hanging out with friends and having fun. so i can be carefree again

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day 9 guys. skin looking better. but i wanted to say 

CONGRATS federer for winning his 20th grandslam. this man is the greatest to ever play the game PERIOD. worldwide legend number 1. Tennis would not be the same without him. roger federer is the one player i will wake up at 5 am for to see if he won the title or not.. (i did today and he won!!!) allez roger

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hello day 11. 

Just had a good convo with this girl i really like! hopefully we get closer. no urges today. been too busy. got chemmidterm this thursday

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day 13!! 
one more day till two weeksxD
had chem midterm today and was kinda hard.. but at least i'm feeling better. seriously my skin is looking much better. give it two more weeks and i should be pretty clear

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DAY 14!!!!!

i made it to 2 weeks. wow it feels good. anyone else in this journey. i'd like to have a friend some motivation or support:) 


in the last few days bumps have gone significantly down. i've been so busy with school it's unreal. I have a few pimples only on my lower right cheek now which should disappear soon. the ones on my left cheek went down completely and now i just have red marks which look much better than a couple weeks ago. 
yes obviously skin not perfect yet but i reckon it's improving. 
ok 2 more weeks i will not fail

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end of day 14. this week has been very stressful for me bc of midterms and labs due. 
What has helped me not relapse is he fact that i haven't actively searched for any stimulating content. in he past i would relapse because i would search up something moderately innocent but that would lead to me searching up things like hot girls and then eventually porn. so DONT SEARCH XD! 
Also i keep reminding myself "you want good orgasm or good face.. the choice is yours". my skin hasn't looked this good in a couple of months.. so there is some motivation for ya

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end of day 15

i almost failed today. i didn't look at anything but i just felt really horny and wanted to whack it but i didn't. 

**close call

ima try to be more productive tmrw cuz today i didn't get work done

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Ya'll... There isn't a single lick of science in this entire thread. Masturbation has ZERO EFFECT on acne, anyone saying otherwise hasn't done any legitimate research in to the matter. There are multiple peer reviewed studies confirming that there is no effect.

This is basically just rehashing ANCIENT old wives tales of the same variety that chocolate causes acne.

If you want to believe it, you're free to--but just know that there's no fact to it whatsoever--unless you're roleplaying like you're living in the 60s.
 

  • Ayer, J., & Burrows, N. (2006). Acne: more than skin deep. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 82(970), 500–506. http://doi.org/10.1136/pgmj.2006.045377
  • Fries J H. Chocolate; A review of published reports of allergic and other deleterious effects. Real or presumed. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 197841195–207. 
  • Fulton J E, Plewing C, Klingman A M. Effect of chocolate on acne vulgaris. JAMA 19692102071–2074.

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presentmotor 
we don't need science lol. the science is based on our personal experience. simply look up no fap acne on reddit and you will see for many people it does have an effect.
You are the typical person that says it's just a myth so unless you have tried it then don't knock it. 

why do you think doctors and "scientists" and dermatologists don't talk about this or downplay it and says it's a myth if many people notice the correlation? They want you to pay for their acne prescription pills and want to make money. 
The "science" they have says to use harsh creams like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid and tons of skin products when that don't work for a lot of people and just makes your skin worse. 
The fact that you called it an ancient old wives tale really pisses me off. i read that on many articles about masturbation and acne and that convinced me to keep fapping. so maybe for you it's a myth
but for me it's not so bai!

And the fact that you made an account JUST to say that masturbation acne is an old wives tale means you are probably a dermatologist or someone that doesn't want people to know that there is a correlation lol. i mean come on if you didn't believe it then why would you be looking for masturbation acne threads in the first place
this is for people who suspect their acne has something to do with masturbating and wanna try nofap to see if it's a true.

yes i do believe there is a relationship because i am living proof as are many others. 
day 16 and my skin is better. 
i don't need your science boi

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